IT — networking
North Central State College’s networking degree prepares students for a successful career in Information Technology (IT). Students learn how to create, administer, and secure servers and networking infrastructures while earning information technology certifications such as:
Graduates of this program develop problem solving and communication skills necessary to function effectively with end-users and decision makers throughout all levels of the organization. Our graduates develop life-long learning skills—the key to success in the exciting and dynamic information technology field.
NCSC graduates are employed as data communications and help desk support specialists, network and computer technicians, and Windows and Linux server administrators supporting local and regional businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions.
The Associate of Applied Business degree is awarded for the completion of this program.
The computer industry is expected to remain one of the fastest growing areas of employment for the foreseeable future due to increasing dependence on data processing, networking, and web-based business applications that interface with main-frame systems. Upgrades to software and the increased use of wireless technology demand better network security.
Where You Could Go
NC State has over 40 agreements with four-year colleges and universities to provide a smooth transition for students would want to pursue a bachelor's degree. Through university partnerships, some four-year courses are also offered on the NC State campus or online,
North Central State College has articulation agreements specifically for Information Technology Students with Western Governors' University, DeVry University and Franklin University.
Local Job Growth
Data provided by our Career Coach website. Percentage reflects the predicted job growth over the next 5 years.
Data provided by our Career Coach website.